Get personal insight into all things river cruising from our Co-owner and Executive Vice President Kristin Karst
An AmaWaterways river cruise is about more than just the destination – it’s the journey. Our ships are inspired by luxury yachts so that you can enjoy an array of great features as you cruise along from one stunning place to the next. Because it’s not just about where you go. It’s how you get there that matters.
Executive Vice President and Co-owner Kristin Karst talks about what makes AmaWaterways river cruises so special.
Every year, eager travelers journey to Europe to experience the yuletide season at its very best. With the backdrop of winter white hilltops, twinkling lights and extravagantly decorated cities, you'll undoubtedly get swept up in the enchantment and wonder that's in the air.
Our Wine Cruises are a unique and immersive way to combine all the wonder of Europe's famed regions with the rich history of winemaking and epicurean treasures found along its wondrous rivers.
AmaWaterways’ expert chefs craft menus that feature exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine as well as traditional, Western offerings. At breakfast,
sip sparkling wine as you partake of the buffet and fresh pastries, or opt for something made-to-order from the menu. Stop by the Main Lounge
for a light lunch, or head to the restaurant for full menu service and high-quality regional wine or beer. Dinner is a delectable, multi-course
affair with wine recommendations that accompany visually stunning, delicious dishes. Try local favorites — like goulash while cruising through
Hungary, bratwurst and sauerkraut after returning to the ship from Vienna, or Camembert cheese while on the Seine — or something more familiar,
like a sandwich. No matter what your preference, your taste buds are sure to be impressed.
Our Executive Chef, Primus Perchtold, is the winner of three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art and oversees the menus
aboard every cruise in Europe. You will find one of his recipes on your pillow each night, just in case you want to recreate his culinary magic at home.
Aboard our ships, you’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to dining. Head to the Main Restaurant or
The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant to savor award-winning cuisine. Stop by the Main Lounge for tapas between meals.
You’ll also find a light lunch option and snacks throughout the day here. More places to dine means fewer guests in each
venue, allowing for more personalized service and more space. Don’t be surprised when your waiter remembers how you
like your eggs in the morning and what your wine of choice of is.
Join a few of your fellow travelers at The Chef’s Table, where the kitchen — usually hidden — becomes part of the entertainment.
You’ll have the opportunity to watch the chef prepare a special, multi-course meal right in front of you. The menu here is unique, making this a
truly distinct gastronomic experience. Indulge in delectable dishes paired with unlimited fine wines, hand-selected just for this dinner. It is the
only venue of its kind on the river.
You will enjoy complimentary, unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner, as well as sparkling wine and fresh-squeezed
juices during breakfast. We hand pick only the highest quality wines and pair them with our cuisine. You’ll have the chance to savor
different wines on each day of your cruise.
Our reds and whites are of the highest quality, and come from local wineries and vineyards. It is a fantastic way to savor the flavor of
each region you are visiting. Rieslings from the Wachau Valley, Sauternes in Bordeaux and Calvados from Normandy are just a few examples
of how you can indulge.
AmaWaterways and President Rudi Schreiner were inducted into La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a prestigious international
gastronomic society dedicated to fine cuisine. Founded in Paris in 1950 to honor the royal Guild of Goose Roasters
(whose origins date back to the 13th century), it is the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world. Membership to
La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is by invitation only and is extended to those possessing world-class culinary acumen. All of our
ships in Europe are members and our onboard culinary team is united by a desire to share their expert knowledge of wine and
fine dining with you.